Friday, October 4, 2013

Scars of Bifrost Review

Title: Scars of Bifrost
Author: A.J.M. Mousseau
Genre: YA Sci-Fi Paranormal, Romance
Series: Scars Saga #1

Freya Catten has lived on the fringes of society her entire life, growing up in hiding with her mother in the deepest, wildest places left in North America—the national parks and forests. Freya's mother taught her how to live off the land, away from civilization—mysteriously warning her of the dangers of getting involved with society and leaving traces of her DNA behind. But five years ago Freya's mother abandoned her, leaving Freya to survive on her own. 

Freya knows how to stay alive, whether she's hiding in the forest or running on the city streets. She changes her appearance often and owns nothing but her backpack filled with survival gear and a necklace that had been her mother’s. 

But, keeping one step ahead of Social Services isn't her biggest fear. Freya's true terror lies with The Takers—strange men who rappel from silver cords out of the deep blue sky from nowhere. They snatch up their victims then evaporate without a trace. Freya holds a dark suspicion—that the Takers are really after her, and they are closing in.

Freya realizes that if she is to ever have a normal life she must first find her mother and answer the questions that have kept her in hiding. Along the way, she meets Theron Hawk—a rugged teenage soldier from a war-torn country—and finds herself truly trusting someone for the first time in her life.

As secrets are uncovered, and Freya comes closer to solving the mysteries surrounding her life, her blood and the priceless necklace that lays at her throat, the scars of the Bifrost will threaten to rip apart Freya's very existence.

SCARS OF THE BIFROST is the first story in The Scars Saga and is a Young Adult science-fiction/fantasy/paranormal romance novel infused with wilderness survival, urban fantasy, dystopian elements and mythological realism.


Scars of the Bifrost has on of the most intriguing titles ever. 

I mean doesn't reading the title make you curious... Or maybe that's just me. 

And well after reading the summary I was even more intrigued! 

Not only did it sound fast paced there was also a wilderness survival aspect to it! 

For those of you who don't know I love the outdoors and I love reading about wilderness survival! That entire topic just fascinates me! 

So I was definitely interested to see how well the author could incorporate that aspect into her book! 

And I have to say that I was pretty impressed. 

I mean some of it was completely unrealistic and something you could never do in the wilderness but a lot was also interesting and engaging! 

I loved the idea of The Takers and really thought it added a nice element to the story! 

I so rally enjoyed reading about Freya! She was a strong independent main character that was determined to depend only on herself! Watching her relationships progress was definitely interesting! 

I have to say though that there were points where the writing just didn't seem to flow. It felt like the writing style became too forced which was definitely something that hindered my enjoyment of the story. 

In all I think I would have to give this book a solid four stars! 

Although it was an engaging read there were definitely some things that could have used a bit more work!

I am an author and university student. I live in a recreational vehicle -- by choice -- with my awesome husband, four amazing kids, and huge, fluffy, 85 pound golden retriever named Titan. I write and do school on line as we travel throughout the U.S. and Canada. It is incredible to live in a new place every few months (sometimes weeks) and to see everything! We have lived this clan and tribal lifestyle for two years now and have been to over twenty national parks and forests. They gave me a lot of inspiration for Freya's story. 

Unlocking Br√≠singamen, the next book in the Scars Saga, will be released very soon!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Read Books and Live Green!
    Thanks so much for posting and being an awesome blog tour stop!!! And thanks for the four star review of Scars of the Bifrost! I'm now following you too ;)
    <3 AJMM


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